Jackson also pointed out that when companies continue to use Internet Explorer, they end up taking on 'technical debt, ' or paying extra to get support for old software, which can rack up additional costs over time.
He explains that if Microsoft carried on supporting older browsers, then it would encourage users to work with a browser with which modern web standards simply weren't designed leading them to "miss out on a progressively larger portion of the web".
Calling Internet Explorer a "compatibility solution", Chris made a revelation about the notorious browser.
As you know, Microsoft is already working on a Chromium-powered version of Edge browser.
Internet Explorer has increasingly fallen out of favour for both users and developers amid the rise of alternatives like Google Chrome and Apple's Safari, which have grabbed an increasing share of the web browser market.
Microsoft's own security chief has suggested Internet Explorer should not be used as a main web browser, saying it now only exists as a "compatibility solution". However, to be fair to Jackson, he never pushes for any specific web browser to replace Internet Explorer.
We are not supporting new web standards for this, while many sites work excellent, large and developers are not experimenting and testing for Internet Explorer these days. Hopefully, businesses will at least relegate Internet Explorer to running legacy apps as intended, and use Microsoft's new browser for the modern web instead.
He added that it's generally OK for people to use Internet Explorer in an enterprise environment, but they would better protect themselves if they switch to a newer browser. It hangs around because in the old days, so much of the web and the tools businesses built were created to be compatible with IE. Microsoft recently announced that it will be ending support for Internet Explorer 10 on January 31, 2020.
The brand has struggled to shake off the bad reputation of Internet Explorer 6, which was notoriously insecure.